Get ready for GATHER AT THE RIVER 2015
Taking place this week, June 26-27, this is a fantastic conference for choral enthusiasts, singers and conductors. This affordable conference features keynote/guest conductor Joe Miller, of Westminster Choir College, a fantastic musician and truly conscientious conductor. Please see our “Gather at the River” page for information about workshops, interest sessions, session presenters, and free choir performances on Friday and Saturday evenings open to the public.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: ACDA membership is within reach! Your state offers a reduced membership fee. Contact chapter president Jeff Buettner, or click here to find application materials for new members on the ACDA website. For more information on the benefits of student membership, click here.
Thanks for all who participated in our third annual GREAT DAY OF SINGING
on Saturday afternoon, March 14 at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland, as we explored some great choral masterworks and heard from Jose Daniel Flores Caraballo, who has just moved to our region to lead the Albany Pro Musica and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Check out the details here … and let us know if you’d like to participate in our fourth annual Great Day in 2016, with your choir singing a selection or two as part of an informal demonstration performance at the end of the afternoon.
THANK YOU to all for a terrific fall conference, in conjunction with Vermont Music Educators Association conference!
Our FEATURED GUEST, Elizabeth Nuñez of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City was warmly received and our colleagues offer sessions that were informative and very well attended.
Welcome to the Vermont Chapter of ACDA.
I and the board of Vermont ACDA hope that you will use this page as a resource for exciting and inspiring choral events in our state. Our leadership page provides contact information and describes the wealth of experience our board members bring to our state chapter. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you have about working with choirs, finding great music for your ensemble, or sharing what’s happening with your ensemble! Find listings of scores, videos, and recommended repertoire on the Library/Resources page. Frank Whitcomb shares his thoughts on “Why we belong to ACDA” on the About ACDA page; take a read, and, if you’re not a member, we hope you’ll join us soon!
From our “R&S” (repertoire & standards) board members, you can find useful and insightful articles that offer insightful ideas on choral singing and repertoire.
Kristin Bamberger (Junior High/Middle School): a look at Somagwaza, 3-part South African ceremonial song, and The Arrow and the Song, text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, music by Christopher Matthews.
Bethany Plissey (College & University): Composer in Focus: Ēriks Ešenvalds, Latvia.
Just click on *Repertoire Reflections* the in the right hand menu!
VERMONT ACDA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
(2015 deadline is pending)
Vermont ACDA offers a $500.00 scholarship to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in vocal music. The scholarship is awarded at the All State Music Festival in May. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM